Gerry Ward, left, receives his Certificate of Membership in the National Society, Sons of the American Revolution from William Greaf, right, President of the Williamsburg Chapter. Ward’s patriot ancestor, Evan Shelby II, served as a surgeon in Gen. Thomas Sumter’s Brigade of the South Caroline Line. Submitted by: Harley Stewart
The James Monroe Chapter presented the Law Enforcement award to Chief Joan Kent of the Warsaw Town Police Department., the Fire Safety award to Fire Chief Randy Passagaluppi of the Richmond County Fire Department, and the Emergency Medical Services award was given to Chief Mitchell Paulette of the Richmond County Emergency Services. Below (left to right): Charles Belfield presenting the awards to Chief Kent, Chief Passagaluppi, and Chief Paulette. Submitted by Charles Belfield.
President William Greaf (right) presents James Hess with a Roger Sherman Medal for faithful and significant service to the chapter. The award reflects the long service of Roger Sherman as one of the founding fathers of the United States, the only person to sign all four of our country’s great state papers.
Submitted by: Harley Stewart
Compatriots from VASSAR Chapters Colonel George Waller, Col. James Wood II, Thomas Nelson, Jr. Dan River, George Mason, Thomas Jefferson, and Culpeper Minuteman, attended the commemoration of the 238th anniversary of the Battle of Guilford Courthouse in Greensboro, NC. President General Warren Alter gave greetings as well. Submitted by Bob Vogler.
Compatriots from several VASSAR Chapters presented wreaths a James Madison's grave at his home, Montpelier. Left to Right: John Blair, George Washington Chapter, David Cooke, Thomas Jefferson Chapter, Dana Law, Richmond Chapter, Bill Greaf, WIlliamsburg Chapter, Tom Hamill, Chulpeper Minutemen Chapter, Ken Bonner, Fairfax Resolves Chapter, Tim Dioquino, Fairfax Resolves Chapter. Submitted by John Blair
15 Mar 2018 Richmond, VA
Nine members of the Virginia SAR from five chapters attended the Annual Meeting of the Virginia DAR at the Marriott on Broad Street in Richmond this past weekend. President Peter Davenport brought greetings at the opening Banquet on Friday evening.
Virginia SAR members, back row, left to right, Jay Henn with his wife Bonnie, George Corbett with his wife K.J., Bill Greaf with his wife Liz, Bill Akers with his wife Nancy, President Peter Davenport, Mike Elston with his wife Julie and Virginia C.A.R. President Molly McCue, Bill Schwetke with his wife Cat, Craig Truskey with his wife Cathy, and Larry Alexander with his wife Beverly.
Compatriot John Blair, Awards Chair, George Washington Chapter, and Acting Chief Tim Keen present the VASSAR Emergency Medical Services Awards to Lieutenant Brian Marks and Technician II Jonathon Hartmann. These two first responders were recognized for providing critical treatment on a call for a fire in a basement which also included treating two police officers for smoke inhalation. Below (L to R) Technician Hartman and Lt. Marks with John Blair (left) and Acting Chief Keen (right). Submitted by John Blair
Charles Belfield presents three reasons his ancestor John Belfield entered into the Revolutionary War. I go as him in the first person and give reasons and some of the events that he would have been apart of. The first picture is of the Children in the after school group at the Kilmarnock YMCA, The next picture is of the 2-5th grade at the Light of the World Christian academy and the third one is of the 6-12th grade. During the presentation I encourage the students to participate in our youth programs.
The award for faithful and significant service to the chapter was presented to Jack Lee by President William Greaf for many years serving as chapter treasurer and chaplain. The award reflects Roger Sherman’s long service as one of the founding fathers of the United States, the only person to sign all four of our country’s great state papers. Jack Lee (left) is being congratulated by President William Greaf (right).
Submitted by: Harley Stewart
Martinsville native and Tuskegee Airman Lt. Col. Armour McDaniel was honored recently by Martinsville city officials, State Senator Bill Stanley, and Col. George Waller Chapter Compatriot Lt. Col. W.C. Fowlkes (Ret.) at a local restaurant.
Members of the family were presented with a resolution from the General Assembly honoring McDaniel's service and with a flag flown over the Virginia state capitol. He retired as a lieutenant colonel and served in both World War II and in Korea as a combat pilot. He retired in 1965 and died in 1989. Compatriot Fowlkes as well as others during Wreaths Across America placed a memorial wreath on McDaniel's' grave at Arlington National Cemetery.
Submitted by Bob Vogler, Chapter President, Col George Waller Chapter
1- (L to R) City Councilman Danny Turner, Compatriot W.C. Fowlkes, relative Imogene Draper, State Senator Bill Stanley and City Councilwoman Jennifer Bowles.
2- Lt. Colonel Armour McDaniel's grave at Arlington National Cemetery